Jewish Heritage Tours

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  • 14 DAY JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR OF PORTUGAL & SPAIN

  • Spend the next 15 days visiting the Jewish highlights of Portugal and Spain. With your knowledgeable guide you will learn the history of the Jewish people who once made Portugal and Spain their home. By visiting the “must sees” you will learn about the Jewish communities, traditions and landmarks of a people whose very presence existed long before they actually became countries. If you are looking for an enriching experience, look no further.

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  • 10 Day Tour of Jewish Portugal

  • Following in the Footsteps of the Marranos and Portugal’s Secret Jews
    The Jewish presence in Iberia existed long before Portugal became a country. The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences helped create the rich cultural heritage of this nation. Our unique tour focuses on places of Jewish interest as well as the fascinating people who continue to contribute to Portuguese society. These descendants of the Inquisition often referred to as Marranos are now known as the B’nai Anousim (Children of Oppression). Forced to convert during those awful days, many secretly and over the centuries, retained their precious Jewish practices as well as pride in their true heritage. These are the Secret Jews of Portugal – proof, to this day, that our people’s soul cannot be vanquished. Staying in gorgeous hotels, you will enjoy both physical luxury and a rare inimitable Jewish experience.

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  • 7 Day Tour of Jewish Portugal

  • Tour of Jewish Portugal: Following in the Footsteps of Portugal’s Secret Jews
    The Jewish presence in Iberia has existed long before Portugal itself became a country.  The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences helped create the rich cultural heritage of this nation. Our unique tour focuses on places of Jewish interest, as well as the fascinating people who continue to contribute to Portuguese society. These descendants of the Inquisition often referred to as Marranos are now known as the B’nai Anousim (Children of Oppression). Forced to convert during those awful days, many secretly and over the centuries retained their precious Jewish practices as well as pride in their true heritage. These are the Secret Jews of Portugal – proof, to this day, that our people’s soul cannot be vanquished. Staying at gorgeous hotels you will enjoy both physical luxury and a rare inimitable Jewish experience.

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  • 12 Day Jewish Tour to Morocco

  • Jewish people may have misgivings about visiting a Muslim country, but beautiful Morocco is not only safe, it is welcoming. Even with the decline of the Moroccan Jewish population after the formation of Israel, Jews have continued to live here eating kosher food, attending Jewish schools and attending one of many synagogues. The cemeteries, too, are beautifully tended to often by Moroccan « shomrim » (custodians) who take their duties seriously and faithfully. Visit a land which has enjoyed the influence of Jewish life for centuries, incorporating it into its very fiber. Most cities in Morocco feature a Jewish Quarter (or Mellah) and many were the birthplace of some of our most prominent Rabbinical scholars and Kabbalists. What other country offers a touch of Arabia, a touch of Africa, the starry Sahara desert (with a luxurious tent camp experience), a beautiful Sephardic presence and a sweet welcoming populace. Come to Morocco and feel the magic yourself.

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  • Greece Jewish Tour, 7 days

  • This fascinating journey explores the Jewish presence in Greece which dates back thousands of years.  Although most Jews in Greece are Sephardic, the oldest community is known as the Romaniotes who still live in communities on the mainland and have their own unique customs with functioning synagogues today in Ioannina and Athens. Thessaloniki known as the “Mother of Israel” was totally destroyed during the War, but what remains is a rich legacy. This tour of Greece combines the Jewish sites in pre war neighborhoods as well as the breathtaking scenery of this fascinating destination. 

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  • Greece Jewish Tour, 11 days

  • This fascinating journey explores the Jewish presence in Greece which dates back thousands of years.  Although most Jews in Greece are Sephardic, the oldest community is known as the Romaniotes who still live in communities on the mainland and have their own unique customs with functioning synagogues today in Ioannina and Athens. Thessaloniki known as the “Mother of Israel” was totally destroyed during the War, but what remains is a rich legacy. This tour of Greece combines the Jewish sites in pre war neighborhoods as well as the breathtaking scenery of this fascinating destination. 

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  • Central Europe Jewish Tour, 7 days

  • Central Europe is a delight for Jewish travellers. Budapest, Vienna, and Prague rank indisputably as three of Central Europe’s most culturally glorious cities. This tour is historically and visually rich with ample time to enjoy art, architecture music, and food in every locale. From the fascinating and authentic city that created Kafka to the sensuous rich feel of Hungary and the old-world sophistication, music to the coffeehouse culture of Vienna, you will feel spoiled by sensuous delights in every destination. For those with limited time, this tour captures the essence of Central Europe with a Jewish flavour.

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  • Russia, 10 day Jewish Tour

  • The Russian spirit is unveiled as you explore two of the world’s most fascinating cities: St. Petersburg and Moscow. Home of the unrivaled Hermitage, St. Petersburg evokes the legendary age of the Tsars. Rich with sumptuous palaces, this beautiful city also attests to the French taste of its founder, Peter the Great, and the grandeur of Empress Catherine. In the grand capital city of Moscow, experience standing in the Red Square with its onion-domed cathedrals and explore the once-unbreachable Kremlin. In both cities, you will also gain insight into the world’s greatest writers from the yearning heart of Chekhov and the majesty of Tolstoy to the poetic soul of Pushkin. Interwoven with world-class culture, you will experience Russia’s rich Jewish culture and visit thriving recently opened Jewish Centers. This luxurious and fascinating journey is the quintessential Jewish Russia tour.

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  • Russia, 7 Day Jewish Tour

  • The mystique of Russia is unveiled as visitors explore two of the world’s most fascinating cities – St. Petersburg (formerly known as Leningrad) and Moscow. Home of the unrivaled State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg evokes the legendary era of the mighty Tsars.  Endowed with sumptuous palaces, this beautiful city also bears witness to the French taste of its founder, Peter the Great.  In the grand capital city of Moscow, visitors can experience standing in Red Square, the most famous square in Russia with its multi-colored onion-domed Cathedral of St. Basil as well as gaining an insider’s view of the once-unbreachable Kremlin. In both legendary cities, you will find rich Jewish life and the recent opening of Jewish Community Centers. This is truly an incredible journey that attains the heights of a sophisticated tour of Jewish Russia.

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  • A taste of the Baltics, 7 day Jewish Tour

  • Over the centuries, Lithuania and Latvia have produced an abundance of Jewish scholars and thinkers whose legacy is still immense. Besides Rabbinical greats, many Jews of Lithuanian heritage are writers (including the co-founder of this company), many are scientists and scholars and Israel’s government, from the earliest days to the present, is graced with an abiding “Litvishe” spirit. Tour Jewish Vilna and Kovno, the two sterling cities of Jewish Lithuania as well as Riga, the fascinating capital of Latvia. You will also enjoy visiting the third Baltic state, Estonia whose capital, Tallinn is a quaint medieval gem. For those with a tighter schedule, this tour presents the essence of the Baltics with a Jewish flavor.

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  • Belarus, 8 Day Jewish Tour

  • Jewish roots run deep in Belarus which borders both Poland and Lithuania. Over 600 years ago, Judaism became one of the area’s traditional religions (eventually there were 50 synagogues in Minsk alone). Today few Jewish visitors think of visiting this area – and we hope to change that.

    For Belarus is a vital part of Jewish history and in particular – of Holocaust history. You will learn about the bravery of Masha Bruskina and later about the Bielski brothers and beyond at the unique Resistance Museum. You will also gain a sense of the unsung kindness of Belаrusians, who refusing to surrender their Jewish neighbors and fighting vigorously with the Nazis suffered massive destruction.

    Many Israeli heroes stem from Belarus— leaders such as Peres, Begin, Weitzmann, Shamir and Shazar. Within the realm of art, here was home to Marc Chagall and other Jewish artists of the 20th century Parisian School. This area also gave rise to writers such as Moshe Kulbak, Mendele Moicher Sforim, S. Ansky — author of “the Dybbuk” — and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, founder of modern Hebrew and author of its first official dictionary.

    Let a heroic story inspire you, with its roots in the land of Belarus!

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  • Central Europe, 11 Day Jewish Tour

  • Central Europe ranks high on the list for Jewish travelers. On this longer tour, you will not only see the gorgeous cities of Budapest, Vienna and Prague, but goes beyond – to Jewish roads less travelled. Visit Hungary’s Tokaj region where Jews have produced world-class dessert wines since the 17th century. Explore Mad, the starting point for the “Footsteps of the Wonder Rabbis” Pilgrimage, and follows the pilgrims’ route to Bodrogkeresztúr. Each year thousands of pilgrims come here for the Yahrzeit of Reb Shaya’le of Kerestir, “the Miracle Rabbi” – and their lives are changed. You will also travel along the Austrian and Czech Republic border of Moravia to former Jewish Homelands. Visit Mikulov, birthplace of the legendary Rabbi Loew (the Maharal”), and Třebíč which is — outside of Israel — the only Jewish site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This is the definitive Central Europe experience.

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  • The Baltics in Depth, 9 day Jewish tour

  • The Baltics – seat of over 1,200 years of Jewish heritage. Lithuania and Latvia produced an abundance of scholars and thinkers whose legacy is still immense. Besides Rabbinical greats, many Jews of Lithuanian heritage are writers (including the co-founder of this company) many are scientists and scholars and Israel’s government from the earliest days to the present are graced with an abiding “Litvishe” spirit. Tour Jewish Vilna and Kovno, the two sterling cities of Jewish Lithuania as well as the major seaport town of Klaipeda (once known as Memel), the lovely beach resort of Palanga, smaller Jewish towns such as Pakruojis with the oldest wooden synagogue in Lithuania and Riga, the rich cultural capital of Latvia. You will also enjoy visiting Estonia – a gorgeous gem with its own Jewish flavor and its charming capital of Estonia.